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WORLD NEWS 17
Army May 26, 2011
By Flt-Lt John McCourt
TROOPS from the Australian-led International
Stabilisation Force (ISF) squared off against a team
from the Royal Malaysian Police Force in a friendly
but competitive soccer match in Dili last month.
The match at the ISF's Camp Phoenix started out
with all the passion and commitment expected of both
organisations -- the representative teams were going at
Thanks to two quick goals at the start of each half,
the ISF team eventually took the match 4-2.
Such was the robust nature of the game that the first-
half referee, ISF operations chief Maj Danny Fleming,
had to issue a friendly yet stern warning that the ISF
coach risked being booked for getting too excited from
Best on ground for the day were the ISF's Pte
Andrew Ogilvie and the Malaysian Police Force's LCpl
The Malaysian Police Force Unit is part of the
United Nations mission in East Timor.
on display in
Dili soccer game
By Flt-Lt John McCourt
BROTHERS in arms became rivals
on Anzac Day in East Timor when
Australian and New Zealand troops of
the International Stabilisation Force
went head-to-head in a game of rugby
Played at Dili Stadium in front of a
small-yet-enthusiastic crowd, the game
emulated the traditional trans-Tasman
rivalry that has become sporting legend.
Ahead of the game, the Australians
made an urgent plea to the National Rugby
League (NRL) back home for some jerseys
What arrived by express courier was
a box of official green and gold NRL
Kangaroos jerseys complete with official
shorts and socks.
The coach of the ISF Australian
team, Capt David Fraser, said the boys
were ecstatic. He said that, in no small
way, his team credited the wearing of the
Australian colours with their hard-fought
16-12 win over the Kiwis.
"I have no doubt that we played that
little bit harder and with more passion
thanks to the NRL's kind gesture," Capt
"What's more, I think that the New
Zealand team was surprised by our
endeavour. They were larger than us but I
think our skill level and commitment won
Capt Fraser said there was no quarter
asked or given in the game, which was
played with great spirit and tenacity.
"It was a tough, hard match but our
Kiwi mates were gracious in defeat and we
all walked off the field as Anzacs should --
Anzacs face off
Friendly game: Top players Malaysian Lance
Corporal Winara Jeffry and Australian Pte Andrew
Ogilvie congratulate each other after the match.
Photo by Cpl Melina Mancuso
Rivalry: New Zealand team
captain Lance Corporal Aaron
Tuhi and Australian team captain
Lt Simon Swindells go head-
to-head before the Anzac Day
Rugby match at Dili Stadium.
Inset, the victorious Australian
side before the match.
Photos by Cpl Melina Mancuso
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